- (usually predicative) to be unready to +
infinitivethey were unready for the invasionno estar preparado para+ infinitivela invasión los halló desprevenidosno estaban preparados para la invasiónExample sentences
- Built in Glasgow in 1910, this vessel tramped her way around the globe for the next three decades, until she was requisitioned by an Admiralty hurriedly preparing for a war it was desperately unready to fight.
- Despite his ten billion years of preparation, he found himself to be unready.
- Although his previous sailing experience was limited, his boat unready and the electronic gadgetry of his own design unfinished and untested, Crowhurst had managed to persuade everyone to regard him as a serious contender.
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